Aside from time spent working a regular job to pay bills, acting classes, and auditions, you will undoubtedly have plenty of spare time for leisure and entertainment. And what better place for that than Sunny Southern California and the Entertainment Capital of The World!
An obvious choice for fun is the wonderful beaches. You have an unlimited choice of sun and sand starting with the star-studded Malibu, to the artsy liberal boardwalk of Venice Beach, to the amusement park atmosphere of Santa Monica Pier. An awesome day trip to the north is my beautiful hometown of Santa Barbara, which has a much more toned down, laid back atmosphere that the larger beaches in LA.
The sports scene in LA is among the best in the world with teams and venues such as the LA Lakers & Clippers, LA Kings, Ducks, Angels, Dodgers, Staples Center, and NASCAR at California Speedway.
You can also see TV shows filmed and taped for free. Audiences Unlimited is a great place to get free "seat filler" tickets:
And why not see as many plays and theatre productions as possible! The following are great venues to see fantastic live Stage Productions:
Great Western Forum
Henry Fonda Theater
Walt Disney Concerts Hall
There is truly an endless abundance of activites in the area, from amusement parks, zoos, hiking trails, snow skiing, water skiing, museums, skydiving, cycling, and horseback riding. Again the "Lonely Planet Guide To Los Angeles" is a great resource for these activities: